Peggy Brill

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    Muscle spasms are very common, and tend to occur when your muscles and your spine are out of sync, for whatever reason. Watch physical therapist Peggy Brill discuss why muscle spasms happen, and how a foam roller can help to relieve spasms.  Read More
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    Foam rolling is a great way for the tissues and muscles to get gentle movement, and it also helps mobilize the back and open up the posture. Watch physical therapist Peggy Brill explain the benefits of foam rolling and the proper way to do it.  Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four men paralyzed below the waist have regained some movement in their legs after a series of electrodes implanted along their spinal cord reawakened nerves long thought deadened, researchers are reporting.

    Electrical stimulation of the spinal c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A stay in an intensive care unit can lead to muscle weakness that continues to cause significant physical limitations for up to two years later, according to a new study.

    Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Sch...Full Article

  • Peggy Brill
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    A slipped disc in the back can create a lot of pain; a good natural solution is white willow bark. In this video, physical therapist Peggy Brill explains how white willow bark works to treat pain safely and naturally, and the best way to use it.  Read More
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    Muscle strain is like a paper cut inside the muscle; that tear in the muscle can create a lot of pain. In this video, physical therapist Peggy Brill explains how an ingredient in emu oil works to promote healing and pain relief by reducing swelling. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just one exercise education session works as well as expensive, long-term physical therapy in reducing pain in whiplash patients, a new study shows.

    The results, published in the April 4 issue of The Lancet, add to previous findings that lo...Full Article

  • Peggy Brill
    Peggy Brill answered:
    Emu oil comes from the bird itself; it has powerful ingredients that have been shown to have curative powers for pain and swelling. In this video, physical therapist Peggy Brill explains why emu oil is a good natural treatment for pain and swelling. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care that minimizes suffering and improves quality of life should be provided to patients who've survived a stroke, experts say.

    The care should be a team effort involving patients, families, stroke specialists and health care provid...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The best way to celebrate "March Madness" is to get out and shoot some hoops yourself, an expert says.

    Watching the NCAA basketball tournament on television can be fun, but actually playing the game provides you with a number of health benefits, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Naturopathic Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Massage can relieve neck pain if it's done often by a professional therapist and for the correct length of time, according to new research.

    One-hour sessions two or three times a week appear to be best, said study researcher Karen Sherman, senior...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Speech Therapy:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who stutter may face discrimination when looking for work, suggests a small new study from England.

    Employers may be reluctant to hire these people because they're concerned about negative reactions from customers or other workers, accordi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ever since the advent of the "X Games" in the mid-1990s, Americans have embraced so-called extreme sports such as mountain biking, skateboarding and snowboarding.

    But experts are warning that the fun can quickly turn to tragedy when amateurs try ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with certain kinds of arthritis are among groups of patients who are most vulnerable to serious pain after undergoing knee replacement surgery, a new study finds.

    General anesthesia and longer time in a tourniquet also appear to contribut...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The closer in length your ring and index fingers are, the greater your risk of developing severe knee osteoarthritis that requires total knee replacement, a new study claims.

    Researchers examined the hands of more than 14,500 middle-aged and older...Full Article